UPDATE: The mother who drop her two year old son in a cheetah exhibit after dangling him over the rail, has been charged. Also it turns out she is assistant director of a childcare center as well.
Michelle Schwab has been charged with misdemeanor child endangering for allegedly dropping her son into the cheetah exhibit, as reported by NBC.
A spokesman for the childcare center in which Schwab works stated:
Schwab is currently home with her family, and will remain out of our center while this issue is investigated and addressed. We are looking into the incident further ourselves, as we closely examine issues involving the treatment of children by our employees, even if those incidents arise outside of our centers
Mother who dropped child into cheetah zoo exhibit is director of a childcare center http://t.co/yyjm4J35pY pic.twitter.com/dIMc4d3I7l
— NBC News (@NBCNews) April 13, 2015
Zoo Officials at the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo said a mother was dangling her 2-year old son over the rail, when he fell into the cheetah exhibit.